It's 5 o'clock somewhere, and somewhere is Bushwick. Every Thursday afternoon, Caity, Kat, and the rest of the HRN team pile in the studio, grab a drink, and dish out the latest news from across the HRN airwaves with some special guests. You never know who will stop by for Happy Hour!
Mother's Day Special: Conversations From the Kitchen Table
To celebrate Mother’s Day, the founders of the storytelling website Eat, Darling, Eat present conversations with some of your favorite HRN hosts, this time talking personally about their own mother/daughter relationships and the ways that food helps to explore and define the family dynamics, history, and personalities. Whether Mom dedicated passion and energy to feeding her family, or made Sara Lee and Szechuan take-out her best friends, listen in on the stories of families, cultures, and kitchens from South Africa to Japan.
Charleston Wine + Food 2022 Preview with Gillian Zettler
Join Caity and HRN's new Head of Growth, Frank Mentesana, as they welcome back Gillian Zettler, Executive Director of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Gillian has a sneak peak of how the 2022 festival (back in person after 2 years!) will be different, more inclusive, and filled with culinary, beverage, and musical delights! Tune in for insights that will inspire organizers of events large and small. Tickets for the festival go on sale 10/22/21!
Pentagram’s Paula Scher and Jeff Close on HRN’s New Look
After two years of fundraising and planning, HRN is thrilled to unveil a new visual identity and website. To share some behind-the-scenes insight into the redesign process HRN’s Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications’s Director Kat Johnson sat down with the iconic Pentagram designers behind our new look.
Anna Bornstein of World Central Kitchen
From hurricanes and earthquakes to Covid-19, World Central Kitchen is always one of the first organizations on the ground anytime crisis strikes. Caity and Kat welcome Anna Bornstein, WCK's Relief Operations Lead to talk about their mission: using the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond.
Catching Up with Fulton Stall Market
Bob Lewis and Stephen Dima of Fulton Stall Market (located in New York City's South Street Seaport) join Kat and Hannah to kick off the season with a conversation on public markets, agritourism, CSAs, and the legend of Sloppy Louie's.
Meet South Carolina's Chef Ambassadors, Part Two
This episode was produced in partnership with Discover South Carolina and Charleston Wine + Food.
This week on HRN Happy Hour, we’re learning about South Carolina’s culinary scene from the people who know it best: its Chef Ambassadors! Meet Kevin Mitchell and Jamie Daskalis, of Charleston and Myrtle Beach, respectively. They discuss the people, culture, ingredients, and relationships that make South Carolina’s food scene so dynamic. As restaurants and tourism begin to pick back up, they share insights on an industry in recovery and share some timely advice for people looking to plan their next trip to South Carolina’s coast.
Chef Kevin Mitchell is one of those rare culinarians whose professional interests far exceed the confines of the kitchen. He truly is a “chef scholar,” with two degrees from the Culinary Institute of America. Mitchell is the first African American Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Charleston, and his work prioritizes the preservation of Southern ingredients and supporting South Carolina’s community of chefs.
Chef Jamie Daskalis grew up in restaurants – her father owned and operated four restaurants in New York. Today, she is the brainchild behind the wildly popular Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery. Daskalis is also passionate about serving her community. As the mother of a child with autism, she routinely hosts events to advocate for others and spread awareness of the condition.